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Senate Report 113-4 - HISTORY, JURISDICTION, AND A SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES DURING THE 112TH CONGRESS

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                       HISTORY, JURISDICTION, AND

                     A SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE

                              COMMITTEE ON

                      ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

                       DURING THE 112TH CONGRESS

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                              COMMITTEE ON

                      ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

                          UNITED STATES SENATE

                                     


                                     

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               COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                            (113th Congress)

                      RON WYDEN, Oregon, Chairman
TIM JOHNSON, South Dakota            LISA MURKOWSKI, Alaska
MARY L. LANDRIEU, Louisiana          JOHN BARRASSO, Wyoming
MARIA CANTWELL, Washington           JAMES E. RISCH, Idaho
BERNARD SANDERS, Vermont             MIKE LEE, Utah
DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            DEAN HELLER, Nevada
MARK UDALL, Colorado                 JEFF FLAKE, Arizona
AL FRANKEN, Minnesota                TIM SCOTT, South Carolina
JOE MANCHIN, III, West Virginia      LAMAR ALEXANDER, Tennessee
CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware       ROB PORTMAN, Ohio
BRIAN SCHATZ, Hawaii                 JOHN HOEVEN, North Dakota
MARTIN HEINRICH, New Mexico
                    Joshua Sheinkman, Staff Director
                      Sam E. Fowler, Chief Counsel
              Karen K. Billups, Republican Staff Director
           Patrick J. McCormick III, Republican Chief Counsel
                                     

               COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
                            (112th Congress)

                  JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico, Chairman
RON WYDEN, Oregon                    LISA MURKOWSKI, Alaska
TIM JOHNSON, South Dakota            JOHN BARRASSO, Wyoming
MARY L. LANDRIEU, Louisiana          JAMES E. RISCH, Idaho
MARIA CANTWELL, Washington           MIKE LEE, Utah
BERNARD SANDERS, Vermont             RAND PAUL, Kentucky
DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            DANIEL COATS, Indiana
MARK UDALL, Colorado                 ROB PORTMAN, Ohio
JEANNE SHAHEEN, New Hampshire        JOHN HOEVEN, North Dakota
AL FRANKEN, Minnesota                DEAN HELLER, Nevada
JOE MANCHIN, III, West Virginia      BOB CORKER, Tennessee
CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware
                    Robert M. Simon, Staff Director
                      Sam E. Fowler, Chief Counsel
               McKie Campbell, Republican Staff Director
               Karen K. Billups, Republican Chief Counsel
  

                       MEMORANDUM OF THE CHAIRMAN

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To Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:

    The enclosed report reviews the accomplishments of the 
Committee in the 112th Congress. It will be submitted to the 
Senate pursuant to section 8 of Senate Rule XXVI.
      
                                               Ron Wyden, Chairman.












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Memorandum of the Chairman.......................................   iii

Summary..........................................................     1

Jurisdiction.....................................................     2

Full Committee:
    Jurisdiction.................................................     3
    Nominations..................................................     3
    Hearings.....................................................     4
    Business meetings............................................    10

Subcommittee on Energy:
    Jurisdiction.................................................    17
    Hearings.....................................................    17

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests:
    Jurisdiction.................................................    19
    Hearings.....................................................    19

Subcommittee on National Parks:
    Jurisdiction.................................................    23
    Legislative Hearings.........................................    23

Subcommittee on Water and Power:
    Jurisdiction.................................................    29
    Hearings.....................................................    29

Measures enacted into law........................................    31






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HISTORY, JURISDICTION, AND A SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
         ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES DURING THE 112TH CONGRESS

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                 March 21, 2013.--Ordered to be printed

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          Mr. Wyden, from the Committee on Energy and Natural 
                   Resources, submitted the following

                 SPECIAL REPORT ON COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

                                Summary

    The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources conducted an 
extensive oversight and legislative program during the 112th 
Congress. A total of 336 bills and resolutions, 11 nominations, 
214 Executive Communications, and 16 petitions or memorials 
were referred to the Committee for consideration.
    The Committee and its 4 subcommittees held a total of 81 
public hearings, including 8 field hearings during the 112th 
Congress. These hearings included 42 oversight hearings, 33 
legislative hearings, and 5 nomination hearings. The Committee 
also held 8 business meetings.
    Action was completed on a broad range of oversight, 
legislative, and executive matters. A total of 64 bills and 1 
resolution were reported by the Committee, and the Committee 
was discharged of 9 other matters, 2 of which were referred to 
other committees and 7 of which were discharged and passed by 
the Senate.
    Of the 64 bills reported by the Committee, 24 passed the 
Senate, and 10 passed both the House and the Senate, and were 
signed into law. In addition, the Senate passed, and the 
President signed into law, the House companion measures of 5 
Senate bills reported by the Committee. The Senate discharged 
and passed, and the President signed into law, 4 additional 
bills that were previously referred to the Committee. Two bills 
that were reported by the Committee were subsequently 
incorporated into, and were enacted into law as part of, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. A 
total of 39 bills that were referred to the Committee or were 
House companion measures of bills referred to the Committee 
passed the Senate and 24 of them became public law.
    Eleven nominations submitted by President Obama were 
referred to the Committee during the 112th Congress. One 
nomination was withdrawn by the President, and two were 
returned to the President under the provisions of rule XXXI, 
paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules of the Senate. The remaining 
8 nominations were reported by the Committee and confirmed by 
the Senate.
    The Committee filed 64 reports on measures it ordered 
reported, and published 79 hearing records.

                              Jurisdiction

    Rule XXV(1)(g)(1) of the Standing Rules of the Senate gives 
the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources jurisdiction over 
matters relating to the following subjects:

          1. Coal production, distribution, and utilization.
          2. Energy policy.
          3. Energy regulation and conservation.
          4. Energy related aspects of deepwater ports.
          5. Energy research and development.
          6. Extraction of minerals from oceans and Outer 
        Continental Shelf lands.
          7. Hydroelectric power, irrigation, and reclamation.
          8. Mining education and research.
          9. Mining, mineral lands, mining claims, and mineral 
        conservation.
          10. National parks, recreation areas, wilderness 
        areas, wild and scenic rivers, historical sites, 
        military parks and battlefields, and on the public 
        domain, preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects 
        of interest.
          11. Naval petroleum reserves in Alaska.
          12. Nonmilitary development of nuclear energy.
          13. Oil and gas production and distribution.
          14. Public lands and forests, including farming and 
        grazing thereon, and mineral extraction therefrom.
          15. Solar energy systems.
          16. Territorial possessions of the United States, 
        including trusteeships.
                             FULL COMMITTEE

                        Jeff Bingaman, Chairman

                              jurisdiction

    During the 112th Congress, the Full Committee retained 
jurisdiction, without reference to a subcommittee, over the 
following matters: National Energy Policy, including 
international energy affairs and emergency preparedness; 
nuclear waste policy; privatization of federal assets; 
territorial policy (including changes in status and issues 
affecting Antarctica); and Native Hawaiian matters. In 
addition, the Full Committee retained jurisdiction of issues 
that: (1) required extremely expeditious handling; (2) 
substantially overlapped two or more subcommittee 
jurisdictions; or (3) were of exceptional national significance 
in which all Members wished to participate fully.

                              NOMINATIONS

    Eleven presidential nominations were referred to the 
Committee during the 112th Congress.
Nominations confirmed
    The Committee held hearings on and favorably reported 8 
nominations which were subsequently confirmed by the Senate. 
These nominations were for:
            Department of Energy
    Peter Bruce Lyons, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy 
(Nuclear Energy). Received January 5, 2011. Hearing held March 
8, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-5. Reported April 12, 2011. Confirmed 
April 14, 2011.
    Charles DeWitt McConnell, to be Assistant Secretary of 
Energy (Fossil Energy). Received July 11, 2011. Hearing held 
July 28, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-133. Reported November 102, 2011. 
Confirmed March 29, 2012.
    David T. Danielson, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy 
(Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Received July 28, 
2011. Hearing held September 15, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-140. 
Reported November 10, 2011. Confirmed March 29, 2012.
    LaDoris Guess Harris, to be Director of the Office of 
Minority Economic Impact. Received July 28, 2011. Hearing held 
September 15, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-140. Reported November 10, 
2011. Confirmed March 29, 2012.
    Gregory H. Woods, to be General Counsel of the Department 
of Energy. Received August 2, 2011. Hearing held September 15, 
2011. S. Hrg. 112-140. Reported November 10, 2011. Confirmed 
March 29, 2012.
    Adam E. Sieminski, to be Administrator of the Energy 
Information Administration. Received January 24, 2012. Hearing 
held March 20, 2012. S. Hrg. 112-371. Reported April 26, 2012. 
Confirmed May 24, 2012.
            Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Anthony T. Clark, to be a Member of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission. Received January 24, 2012. Hearing held 
March 20, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-371. Reported April 26, 2012. 
Confirmed May 24, 2012.
    John Robert Norris, to be a Member of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission. Received February 6, 2012. Hearing held 
March 20, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-371. Reported April 26, 2012. 
Confirmed May 24, 2012.
Nomination withdrawn
    One nomination was withdrawn by the President:
    Arunava Majumdar, to be Under Secretary of Energy. Received 
November 30, 2011. Hearing held December 8, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-
213. Reported December 15, 2011. Withdrawn by the President May 
15, 2012.
Nominations returned
    Two nominations were returned to the President under the 
provisions of rule XXXI, paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate:
    Rebecca Wodder, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and 
Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior. Received June 
9, 2012. Hearing held July 28, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-133. (Joint 
referral with Committee on Environment and Public Works.) 
Returned to the President under the provisions of rule XXXI, 
paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules on December 17, 2011.
    Marcilynn A. Burke, to be Assistant Secretary for Lands and 
Minerals Management, Department of the Interior. Received 
February 6, 2012. Hearing held March 20, 2012. S. Hrg. 112-371. 
Reported April 26, 2012. Returned to the President under the 
provisions of rule XXXI, paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules on 
January 3, 2013.

                                HEARINGS

    The Full Committee held 19 legislative hearings, 36 
oversight hearings, and 5 nomination hearings during the 112th 
Congress, as follows:
January 26, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-1.
    Oversight hearing to review the report and recommendations, 
including any recommendations for legislative action, issued by 
the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 
and Offshore Drilling.
February 1, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-4.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S.99, the 
American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2011.
February 3, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-35.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the energy and 
oil market outlook for the 112th Congress.
February 16, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-105.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the U.S. 
Department of Energy's budget for fiscal year 2012.
February 21, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-7.
    Field hearing to receive testimony regarding recent natural 
gas service disruptions in New Mexico and the reliability of 
regional energy infrastructure.
March 2, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-12.
    Oversight hearing to consider the President's Fiscal Year 
2012 proposed budget for the Department of the Interior.
March 3, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-20.
    Oversight hearing to consider the President's Fiscal Year 
2012 proposed budget for the USDA Forest Service.
March 8, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-5.
    Hearing on the nomination of Peter B. Lyons, to be an 
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).
March 10, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-10.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 398, a bill 
to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to improve 
energy efficiency of certain appliances and equipment, and for 
other purposes, and S. 395, the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act.
March 17, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-52.
    Oversight hearing to examine current global investment 
trends in clean energy technologies and the impact of domestic 
policies on that investment.
March 29, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-11.
    Member meeting to provide an update on the recent events at 
the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi reactor 
complex due to the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on 
March 11, 2011.
March 31, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-26.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 629, the 
Hydropower Improvement Act of 2011, S. 630, Marine and 
Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2011, and Title 
I, subtitle D of the American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 
2009.
April 7, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-36.
    Legislative hearing to review Department of Energy biofuel 
programs and biofuel infrastructure issues, and to consider S. 
187, the Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2011.
April 27, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-16.
    Field hearing to receive testimony on the current drought 
conditions affecting New Mexico and the status of reports to be 
issued pursuant to Sections 9503 and 9506 of the SECURE Water 
Act regarding a review of the current scientific understanding 
of the impacts of climate change on water resources and an 
assessment of the risks associated with climate change on water 
resources in certain river basins.
May 3, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-21.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the proposal 
for a Clean Energy Deployment Administration as contained in 
Title I, Subtitle A of the American Clean Energy Leadership Act 
of 2009. (S. 1462 of the 111th Congress).
May 5, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-40.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on a joint staff 
Discussion Draft pertaining to cyber security of the bulk-power 
system and electric infrastructure and for other purposes.
May 10, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-30.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on new developments 
in upstream oil and gas technologies.
May 12, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-22.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on carbon capture 
and sequestration legislation, including S. 699, the Department 
of Energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration Program Amendments 
Act of 2011, and S. 757, the Carbon Dioxide Capture Technology 
Prize Act of 2011.
May 17, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-51.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills related to oil and gas development:

          S. 516, a bill to extend outer Continental Shelf 
        leases to accommodate permitting delays and to provide 
        operators time to meet new drilling and safety 
        requirements;
          S. 843, a bill to establish outer Continental Shelf 
        lease and permit processing coordination offices, and 
        for other purposes;
          S. 916, a bill to facilitate appropriate oil and gas 
        development on Federal and waters, to limit dependence 
        of the United States on foreign sources of oil and gas, 
        and for other purposes; and
          S. 917, a bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf 
        Lands Act to reform the management of energy and 
        mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf, and 
        for other purposes.
May 19, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-38.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on policies to 
reduce oil consumption through the promotion of advanced 
vehicle technologies and accelerated deployment of electric-
drive vehicles, as proposed in S. 734, the Advanced Vehicle 
Technology Act of 2011, and S. 948, the Promoting Electric 
Vehicles Act of 2011.
June 7, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-107.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 512, the 
Nuclear Power 2021 Act; S. 937, the American Alternative Fuels 
Act of 2011; and S. 1067, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act 
of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a 
research and development and demonstration program to reduce 
manufacturing and construction costs relating to nuclear 
reactors, and for other purposes.
June 9, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-273.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on bills to 
promote energy efficiency and alternative fuel vehicles as 
described in S. 963, the Reducing Federal Energy Dollars Act of 
2011, S. 1000, the Energy Savings and Industrial 
Competitiveness Act of 2011, and S. 1001, the Alternative 
Fueled Vehicles Competitiveness and Energy Security Act of 
2011.
June 14, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-128.
    Oversight hearing to consider the wildfire management 
programs of the Federal land management agencies.
June 16, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-121.
    Legislative hearing is to review S. 343, a bill to amend 
Title I of PL 99-658 regarding the Compact of Free Association 
between the Government of the United States of America and the 
Government of Palau, to approve the results of the 15-year 
review of the Compact, including the Agreement Between the 
Government of the United States of America and the Government 
of the Republic of Palau following the Compact of Free 
Association Section 432 Review, to appropriate funds for the 
purposes of the amended PL 99-658 for fiscal years ending on or 
before September 30, 2024, and to carry out the agreements 
resulting from that review.
July 12, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-253.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 1160, the 
Department of Energy Administrative Improvement Act of 2011; S. 
1108, the 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011; and S. 1142, the 
Geothermal Exploration and Technology Act of 2011.
July 19, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-146.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the recent report 
of the MIT Energy Initiative entitled ``The Future of Natural 
Gas.''
July 28, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-133.
    Hearing on the nominations of Charles McConnell, to be an 
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy) and Rebecca 
Wodder, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and 
Parks.
September 15, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-140.
    Hearing on the nominations of Gregory H. Woods, to be 
General Counsel, Department of Energy, David T. Danielson, to 
be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy), Department of Energy, and LaDoris G. Harris, 
to be Director for the Office of Minority Economic Impact, 
Department of Energy.
October 4, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-227.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the Secretary of 
Energy Advisory Board's Shale Gas Production Subcommittee's 90-
day report.
October 18, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-372.
    Oversight hearing to examine the status of response 
capability and readiness for oil spills in foreign Outer 
Continental Shelf waters adjacent to U.S. waters.
November 8, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-215.
    Oversight hearing to consider market developments for US 
natural gas, including the approval process and potential for 
liquefied natural gas exports.
November 14, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-223.
    Field hearing to examine Marcellus Shale Gas development 
and production in West Virginia.
November 15, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-188.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the Department 
of Energy's Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR) and two bills 
pending before the Committee: S. 1703, the Quadrennial Energy 
Review Act of 2011, and S. 1807, the Energy Research and 
Development Coordination Act of 2011.
November 17, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-467.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the Secretary of 
the Interior's Order No. 3315 to Consolidate and Establish the 
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement within the 
Bureau of Land Management.
December 8, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-213.
    Hearing on the nomination of Arunava Majumdar, to be Under 
Secretary of Energy.
January 31, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-378.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the U.S. and 
global energy outlook for 2012.
February 2, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-295.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the final report 
of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.
February 9, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-486.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on H.R. 1904, the 
Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011, 
and the text of S. 409, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and 
Conservation Act of 2009, as reported by the Committee during 
the 111th Congress.
February 16, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-105.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the U.S. 
Department of Energy's budget for Fiscal Year 2013.
February 28, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-534.
    Oversight hearing to consider the President's Fiscal Year 
2013 proposed budget for the Department of the Interior.
March 6, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-380.
    Oversight hearing to consider the President's Proposed 
Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Forest Service.
March 13, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-625.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the ``Report of 
the Independent Consultant's Review with Respect to the 
Department of Energy Loan and Loan Guarantee Portfolio.''
March 20, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-371.
    Hearing on the nominations of Adam Sieminski, to be 
Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, 
Marcilynn Burke to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 
Anthony Clark to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, and John Norris to be a Member of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission.
March 29, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-435.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on current and near-
term future price expectations and trends for motor gasoline 
and other refined petroleum fuels.
April 19, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-622.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the impacts of 
sea level rise on domestic energy and water infrastructure.
April 26, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-575.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on weather related 
electrical outages.
May 10, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-540.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 2374, The 
Helium Stewardship Act of 2012.
May 17, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-466.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 2146, the 
Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012.
May 22, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-536.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the report 
produced by the American Energy Innovation Council titled 
``Catalyzing American Ingenuity: The Role of Government in 
Energy Innovation'' and related issues.''
June 14, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-623.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on competitiveness 
and collaboration between the U.S. and China on clean energy.
June 19, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-532.
    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the potential for 
induced seismicity from energy technologies, including carbon 
capture and storage, enhanced geothermal systems, production 
from gas shales, and enhanced oil recovery.
June 28, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-528.
    Oversight hearing to review innovative non-federal programs 
for financing energy efficient building retrofits.
July 12, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-595.
    Oversight hearing on remediation of federal legacy wells in 
the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
July 17, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-529.
    Oversight hearing to examine the status of action taken to 
ensure that the electric grid is protected from cyber attacks.
July 24, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-587.
    Oversight hearing to assess the opportunities for, current 
level of investment in, and barriers to the expanded usage of 
natural gas as a fuel for transportation.
July 31, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-588.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 3385, a bill 
to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to use designated 
funding to pay for construction of authorized rural water 
projects, and for other purposes.
August 6, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-596.
    Oversight hearing to examine gasoline prices and margin 
dynamics within the state of Vermont.
August 15, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-593.
    Oversight hearing to discuss the recent Colorado wildfires, 
focusing on lessons learned that can be applied to future 
suppression, recovery and mitigation efforts. The Fourmile 
Canyon Fire report that was released on July 25th will be 
discussed, as will projections for future wildfire conditions 
and best practices that can improve forest health.
August 17, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-592.
    Oversight hearing to examine the current and future impacts 
of climate change on the Intermountain West, focusing on 
drought, wildfire frequency and severity, and ecosystems.
September 12, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-598.
    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on S. 3469, the 
Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012.

                           BUSINESS MEETINGS

    The Committee held 8 business meetings, at which it ordered 
reported 10 nominations and 65 bills or resolutions, as 
follows:
February 16, 2011.
    The Committee approved subcommittee assignments, revised 
its recusal policy for executive nominees, and ordered reported 
S. Res. 56, the Committee funding resolution.
April 12, 2011.
    The Committee ordered reported the nomination of Peter 
Bruce Lyons to be the Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy.
May 26, 2011.
    The Committee ordered reported:

    S. 630, a bill to promote marine and hydrokinetic renewable 
energy research and development, and for other purposes;
    S. 699, a bill to authorize the Secretary of Energy to 
carry out a program to demonstrate the commercial application 
of integrated systems for long-term geological storage of 
carbon dioxide, and for other purposes;
    S. 757, a bill to provide incentives to encourage the 
development and implementation of technology to capture carbon 
dioxide from dilute sources on a significant scale using direct 
air capture technologies;
    S. 1342, an original bill to amend the Federal Power Act to 
protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure 
critical to the defense of the United States against 
cybersecurity and other threats and vulnerabilities; and
    S. 1343, an original bill to provide for the conduct of an 
analysis of the impact of energy development and production on 
the water resources of the United States, and for other 
purposes.
July 14, 2011.
    The Committee ordered reported:

    S. 201, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the 
Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir, and 
for other purposes;
    S. 270, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey certain Federal land to Deschutes County, Oregon;
    S. 271, a bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to 
enter into a property conveyance with the city of Wallowa, 
Oregon, and for other purposes;
    S. 278, a bill to provide for the exchange of certain land 
located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State 
of Colorado, and for other purposes;
    S. 292, a bill to resolve the claims of the Bering Straits 
Native Corporation and the State of Alaska to land adjacent to 
Salmon Lake in the State of Alaska and to provide for the 
conveyance to the Bering Straits Native Corporation of certain 
other public land in partial satisfaction of the land 
entitlement of the Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act;
    S. 333, to reinstate and extend the deadline for 
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project 
involving the Little Wood River Ranch;
    S. 334, to reinstate and extend the deadline for 
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project 
involving the American Falls Reservoir;
    S. 382, a bill to amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit 
Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of 
Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National 
Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits, and for 
other permits;
    S. 383, a bill to promote the domestic production of 
critical minerals and materials, and for other purposes;
    S. 404, a bill to modify a land grant patent issued by the 
Secretary of the Interior;
    S. 512, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to 
require the Secretary of Energy to carry out programs to 
develop and demonstrate 2 small modular nuclear reactor 
designs, and for other purposes;
    S. 519, to further allocate and expand the availability of 
hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 535, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to lease certain lands within Fort Pulaski National Monument, 
and for other purposes;
    S. 683, a bill to provide for the conveyance of certain 
parcels of land to the town of Mantua, Utah;
    S. 684, a bill to provide for the conveyance of certain 
parcels of land to the town of Alta, Utah;
    S. 714, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction 
Facilitation Act, and for other purposes;
    S. 734, a bill to provide for a program of research, 
development, demonstration, and commercial application in 
vehicle technologies at the Department of Education;
    S. 808, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow 
for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States 
and the Uintah Water Conservancy District;
    S. 897, a bill to amend the Surface Mining Control and 
Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and 
Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for 
certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation 
programs;
    S. 997, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
extend a water contract between the United States and the East 
Bench Irrigation District;
    S. 1000, a bill to promote energy savings in residential 
and commercial buildings and industry, and for other purposes;
    S. 1001, a bill to reduce oil consumption and improve 
energy security, and for other purposes;
    S. 1510, an original bill to promote the domestic 
development and deployment of clean energy technologies, and 
for other purposes;
    S. 1067, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to 
require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research and 
development and demonstration program to reduce manufacturing 
and construction costs relating to nuclear reactors, and for 
other purposes.
July 21, 2011.
    The Committee ordered reported:

    S. 512, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to 
require the Secretary of Energy to carry out programs to 
develop and demonstrate 2 small modular nuclear reactor 
designs, and for other purposes; and
    S. 916, a bill to facilitate appropriate oil and gas 
development on Federal land and waters, to limit dependence of 
the United States on foreign sources of oil and gas, and for 
other purposes.
November 10, 2011.
    The Committee ordered reported:

    The nomination of Charles DeWitt McConnell to be an 
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy).
    The nomination of David T. Danielson to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy).
    The nomination of LaDoris Guess Harris to be the Director 
of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of 
Energy.
    The nomination of Gregory H. Woods to be General Counsel of 
the Department of Energy.
    S. 114, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to enter into a cooperative agreement for a park headquarters 
at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas, to 
expand the boundary of the Park, to conduct a study of 
potential land acquisitions, and for other purposes;
    S. 140, a bill to designate as wilderness certain land and 
inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 
in Michigan, and for other purposes;
    S. 247, a bill to establish the Harriet Tubman National 
Historical Park in Auburn, NY, and the Harriet Tubman 
Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, 
Dorchester, and Talbot counties, Maryland, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 264, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey to the State of Mississippi two parcels of surplus land 
within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 302, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to issue right-of-way permits for a natural gas transmission 
pipeline in nonwilderness areas within the boundary of Denali 
National Park in Alaska, and for other purposes;
    S. 322, a bill to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the 
state of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie 
River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 323, a bill to establish the First State National 
Historical Park in Delaware, and for other purposes;
    S. 499, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the 
Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project;
    S. 500, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution 
system of the South Utah Valley Electric Service District, and 
for other purposes;
    S. 526, a bill to provide for the conveyance of certain 
Bureau of Land Management land in Mohave County, Arizona, to 
the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, for use as a public 
shooting range;
    S. 667, a bill to establish the Rio Grande del Norte 
National Conservation Area in New Mexico, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 765, a bill to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves 
National Monument in Oregon, and for other purposes;
    S. 766, a bill to provide for the designation of the 
Devil's Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, and 
to designate segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in Oregon 
as wild rivers, and for other purposes;
    S. 779, a bill to authorize the acquisition and protection 
of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of 
the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American 
Battlefield Protection Program;
    S. 802, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to allow the storage and conveyance of nonproject water at the 
Norman project in Oklahoma, and for other purposes;
    S. 883, a bill to authorize National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. 
to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of 
Columbia to honor free persons and slaves who fought during the 
American Revolution;
    S. 888, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Wash., 
as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;
    S. 896, a bill to amend the Public Land Corps Act of 1993 
to expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, 
Commerce, and the Interior to provide service opportunities for 
young Americans; help restore the nation's natural, cultural, 
historic, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources; 
train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts; 
and promote the value of public service;
    S. 970, a bill to designate additional segments and 
tributaries of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and 
Pennsylvania, as components of the National Wild and Scenic 
Rivers Systems;
    S. 1047 , a bill to amend the Reclamation Projects 
Authorization and Adjustment of 1992 to require the Secretary 
of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to 
take actions to improve environmental conditions in the 
vicinity of the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel in Lake County, 
Colorado, and for other purposes;
    S. 1090, a bill to designate as wilderness certain public 
land in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, and for 
other purposes;
    S. 1134, a bill to authorize the St. Croix River Crossing 
Project with appropriate mitigation measures to promote river 
values;
    S. 1325, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in 
the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a 
unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes;
    S. 1344, a bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to 
take immediate action to recover ecologically and economically 
from a catastrophic wildfire in the State of Arizona, and for 
other purposes;
    S. 1421, a bill to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative 
Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of 
Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes;
    S. 1478, a bill to modify the boundary of the Minutemen 
Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota, and for other 
purposes;
    H.R. 441, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to issue permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness 
areas within the boundaries of Denali National Park and 
Preserve, to acquire land for Denali National Park and Preserve 
from Doyon Tourism, Inc., and for other purposes.
December 15, 2011.
    The Committee ordered reported:

    The nomination of Arunava Majumdar to be Under Secretary of 
Energy;
    S. 1108, a bill to provide local communities with tools to 
make solar permitting more efficient, and for other purposes;
    S. 1142, a bill to promote the mapping and development of 
the United States geothermal resources by establishing a direct 
loan program for high risk geothermal exploration wells, to 
amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to 
improve geothermal energy technology and demonstrate the use of 
geothermal energy in large scale thermal applications, and for 
other purposes;
    S. 1149, a bill to expand geothermal production, and for 
other purposes;
    S. 1160, a bill to improve the administration of the 
Department of Energy, and for other purposes.
April 26, 2012.
    The Committee ordered reported:

    The nomination of Adam E. Sieminksi to be the Administrator 
of the Energy Information Administration.
    The nomination of Anthony T. Clark to be a Member of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    The nomination of John Robert Norris to be a Member of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    The nomination of Marcilynn A. Burke to be a Assistant 
Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management.
                         Subcommittee on Energy

                  MARIA CANTWELL, Washington, Chairman

RON WYDEN, Oregon                    JAMES E. RISCH, Idaho
TIM JOHNSON, South Dakota            JOHN BARRASSO, Wyoming
MARY L. LANDRIEU, Louisiana          MIKE LEE, Utah
BERNARD SANDERS, Vermont             RAND PAUL, Kentucky
MARK UDALL, Colorado                 DANIEL COATS, Indiana
JEANNE SHAHEEN, New Hampshire        ROB PORTMAN, Ohio
AL FRANKEN, Minnesota                JOHN HOEVEN, North Dakota
JOE MANCHIN, III, West Virginia      BOB CORKER, Tennessee
CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware

                              jurisdiction

    The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes oversight and 
legislative responsibilities for: nuclear, coal, and synthetic 
fuels research and development; nuclear and non-nuclear energy 
commercialization projects; nuclear fuel cycle policy; 
Department of Energy National Laboratories; global climate 
change; new technologies research and development; nuclear 
facilities siting and insurance program; commercialization of 
new technologies, including solar energy systems; Federal 
energy conservation programs; energy information; liquefied 
natural gas projects; oil and natural gas regulation; refinery 
policy; coal conversion; utility policy; strategic petroleum 
reserves; regulation of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and 
other oil and gas pipeline transportation systems within 
Alaska; Arctic research and energy development; and oil, gas, 
and coal production and distribution.

                                hearings

    The Subcommittee on Energy held 5 legislative hearings and 
3 oversight hearings.

June 9, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-117.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on critical 
minerals and materials legislation, including S. 383, the 
Critical Minerals and Materials Promotion Act of 2011, S. 421, 
the Powering America's Lithium Production Act of 2011, and 
S.1113, the Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2011.
                Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

                      RON WYDEN, Oregon, Chairman

TIM JOHNSON, South Dakota            JOHN BARRASSO, Wyoming
MARY L. LANDRIEU, Louisiana          JAMES E. RISCH, Idaho
MARIA CANTWELL, Washington           MIKE LEE, Utah
MARK UDALL, Colorado                 RAND PAUL, Kentucky
JEANNE SHAHEEN, New Hampshire        ROB PORTMAN, Ohio
AL FRANKEN, Minnesota                JOHN HOEVEN, North Dakota
CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware       DEAN HELLER, Nevada

                              jurisdiction

    The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes oversight and 
legislative responsibility for: public lands administered by 
the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, 
including farming and grazing thereon, and wilderness areas; 
establishment of wildlife refuges on public lands and 
wilderness designation therein; military land withdrawals; 
reserved water rights; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; 
territorial affairs; national mining and minerals policy and 
general mining laws; surface mining, reclamation and 
enforcement; mining education and research; Federal mineral 
leasing; Outer Continental Shelf leasing; Naval oil shale 
reserves; National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska; and deep seabed 
mining.

                                hearings

    The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests held 4 
legislative hearings.

 May 18, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-39.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 220, to provide for the restoration of forest 
landscapes, protection of old growth forests, and management of 
national forests in the eastside forests of the State of 
Oregon;
    S. 270, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey 
certain Federal land to Deschutes County, Oregon;
    S. 271, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to enter 
into a property conveyance with the city of Wallowa, Oregon, 
and for other purposes;
    S. 278, to provide for the exchange of certain land located 
in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests in the State of 
Colorado, and for other purposes;
    S. 292, to resolve the claims of the Bering Straits Native 
Corporation and the State of Alaska to land adjacent to Salmon 
Lake in the State of Alaska and to provide for the conveyance 
to the Bering Straits Native Corporation of certain other 
public land in partial satisfaction of the land entitlement of 
the Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act;
    S. 322, to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State 
of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River 
and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 382, to amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 
1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture 
regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest 
System land that is subject to ski area permits, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 427, to withdraw certain land located in Clark County, 
Nevada, from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws 
and disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and 
geothermal leasing or mineral materials, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 526, to provide for the conveyance of certain Bureau of 
Land Management land in Mohave County, Arizona, to the Arizona 
Game and Fish Commission, for use as a public shooting range;
    S. 566, to provide for the establishment of the National 
Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System;
    S. 590, to convey certain submerged lands to the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give 
that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as 
Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their 
submerged lands;
    S. 607, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as 
wilderness, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land 
and non-Federal land, and for other purposes;
    S. 617, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey 
certain Federal land to Elko County, Nevada, and to take land 
into trust for the Te-moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of 
Nevada, and for other purposes;
    S. 683, to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of 
land to the town of Mantua, Utah;
    S. 684, to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of 
land to the town of Alta, Utah;
    S. 667, to establish the Rio Grande del Norte National 
Conservation Area in the State of New Mexico, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 729, to validate final patent number 27-2005-0081, and 
for other purposes;
    S. 766, to provide for the designation of the Devil's 
Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to designate 
segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in the State of Oregon 
as wild rivers, and for other purposes;
    S. 896, to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to 
expand the authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, 
Commerce, and the Interior to provide service opportunities for 
young Americans; help restore the nation's natural, cultural, 
historic, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources; 
train a new generation of public land managers and enthusiasts; 
and promote the value of public service; and
    S. 897, to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation 
Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian 
tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain 
noncoal reclamation projects.

May 25, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-131.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 233, to withdraw certain Federal land and interests in 
that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining 
laws and disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing 
laws;
    S. 268, a bill to sustain the economic development and 
recreational use of National Forest System land and other 
public land in the State of Montana, to add certain land to the 
National Wilderness Preservation System, to release certain 
wilderness study areas, to designate new areas for recreation, 
and for other purposes.
    S. 375, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the 
Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements 
with State foresters authorizing State foresters to provide 
certain forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration and 
protection services;
    S. 714, to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction 
Facilitation Act, and for other purposes; and
    S. 730, to provide for the settlement of certain claims 
under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for other 
purposes.

August 3, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-226.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 1024, to designate the Organ Mountains and other public 
land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation 
System and the National Landscape Conservation System in the 
State of New Mexico, and for other purposes;
    S. 1090, to designate as wilderness certain public land in 
the Cherokee National Forest in the State of Tennessee, and for 
other purposes;
    S. 1144, to amend the Soda Ash Royalty Reduction Act of 
2006 to extend the reduced royalty rate for soda ash;
    S. 1149, to expand geothermal production, and for other 
purposes; and
    S. 1344, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to take 
immediate action to recover ecologically and economically from 
a catastrophic wildfire in the State of Arizona, and for other 
purposes.

March 22, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-642.

    S. 303, a bill to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation 
Act of 1993 to require the Bureau of Land Management to provide 
a claimant of a small miner waiver from claim maintenance fees 
with a period of 60 days after written receipt of 1 or more 
defects is provided to the claimant by registered mail to cure 
the 1 or more defects or pay the claim maintenance fee;
    S. 1129, a bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing 
leases and permits;
    S. 1473, a bill to amend Public Law 99-548 to provide for 
the implementation of the multispecies habitat conservation 
plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and to extend the authority 
to purchase certain parcels of public land;
    S. 1492, a bill to provide for the conveyance of certain 
Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the environmental 
remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids Mine Project 
Site;
    S. 1559, a bill to establish the San Juan Islands National 
Conservation Area in the San Juan Islands, Washington;
    S. 1635, a bill to designate certain lands in San Miguel, 
Ouray, and San Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness;
    S. 1687, a bill to adjust the boundary of Carson National 
Forest, New Mexico;
    S. 1774, a bill to establish the Rocky Mountain Front 
Conservation Management Area, to designate certain Federal land 
as wilderness, and to improve the management of noxious weeds 
in the Lewis and Clark National Forest;
    S. 1788, a bill to designate the Pine Forest Range 
Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada;
    S. 1906, a bill to modify the Forest Service Recreation 
Residence Program as the program applies to units of the 
National Forest System derived from the public domain by 
implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable procedure for 
determining cabin user fees;
    S. 2001, a bill to expand the Wild Rogue Wilderness Area in 
the State of Oregon, to make additional wild and scenic river 
designations in the Rogue River area, to provide additional 
protections for Rogue River tributaries;
    S. 2015, a bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District 
in the State of Wyoming; and
    S. 2056, a bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to convey certain interests in Federal land acquired for the 
Scofield Project in Carbon County, Utah.
                     Subcommittee on National Parks

                     MARK UDALL, Colorado, Chairman

MARY L. LANDRIEU, Louisiana          RAND PAUL, Kentucky
BERNARD SANDERS, Vermont             JOHN BARRASSO, Wyoming
DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            DANIEL COATS, Indiana
AL FRANKEN, Minnesota                ROB PORTMAN, Ohio
JOE MANCHIN, III, West Virginia      DEAN HELLER, Nevada
CHRISTOPHER A. COONS, Delaware       BOB CORKER, Tennessee

                              jurisdiction

    The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes oversight and 
legislative responsibilities for: the National Park System; 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System; National Trails System; national 
recreation areas; national monuments; historic sites; military 
parks and battlefields; Land and Water Conservation Fund; 
historic preservation; outdoor recreation resources; and 
preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on 
the public domain.

                                hearings

    The Subcommittee on National Parks held 5 legislative 
hearings and 3 oversight hearings.

March 30, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-17.

    Oversight hearing to to consider the President's Fiscal 
Year 2012 proposed budget for the National Park Service.

May 11, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-124.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 114, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter 
into a cooperative agreement for a park headquarters at San 
Antonio Missions National Historical Park, to expand the 
boundary of the Park, to conduct a study of potential land 
acquisitions, and for other purposes;
    S. 127, to establish the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage 
Area in the State of Texas, and for other purposes;
    S. 140, to designate as wilderness certain land and inland 
water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the 
State of Michigan, and for other purposes;
    S. 161, to establish Pinnacles National Park in the State 
of California as a unit of the National Park System, and for 
other purposes;
    S. 177, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
acquire the Gold Hill Ranch in Coloma, California;
    S. 247, to establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical 
Park in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Underground 
Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and 
Talbot Counties, Maryland, and for other purposes;
    S. 279, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to carry 
out a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of 
establishing Camp Hale as a unit of the National Park System;
    S. 302, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue 
right-of-way permits for a natural gas transmission pipeline in 
nonwilderness areas within the boundary of Denali National 
Park, and for other purposes;
    S. 313, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue 
permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within 
the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, to acquire 
land for Denali National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, 
Inc., and for other purposes;
    S. 323, to establish the First State National Historical 
Park in the State of Delaware, and for other purposes;
    S. 403, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
designate segments of the Molalla River in the State of Oregon, 
as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, 
and for other purposes;
    S. 404, to modify a land grant patent issued by the 
Secretary of the Interior;
    S. 508, to establish the Chimney Rock National Monument in 
the State of Colorado;
    S. 535, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease 
certain lands within Fort Pulaski National Monument, and for 
other purposes;
    S. 564, to designate the Valles Caldera National Preserve 
as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes;
    S. 599, to establish a commission to commemorate the 
sesquicentennial of the American Civil War;
    S. 713, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National 
Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 765, to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National 
Monument, and for other purposes;
    S. 779, to authorize the acquisition and protection of 
nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the 
Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 under the American 
Battlefield Protection Program;
    S. 849, to establish the Waco Mammoth National Monument in 
the State of Texas, and for other purposes; and
    S. 858, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability 
and feasibility of designating the Colonel Charles Young Home 
in Xenia, Ohio as a unit of the National Park System, and for 
other purposes.

July 28, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-214.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 264, A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land 
within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 265, A bill to authorize the acquisition of core 
battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for 
addition to Vicksburg National Military Park;
    S. 324, A bill to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal 
Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal 
National Historical Park Commission;
    S. 764, A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
make technical corrections to the segment designations for the 
Chetco River, Oregon;
    S. 864, A bill to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross 
National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, 
California;
    S. 883, A bill to authorize National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. 
to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of 
Columbia to honor free persons and slaves who fought for 
independence, liberty, and justice for all during the American 
Revolution;
    S. 888, A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, 
Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic 
Rivers System;
    S. 925, A bill to designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence;
    S. 970, A bill to designate additional segments and 
tributaries of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and 
Pennsylvania, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic 
Rivers System;
    S. 1063, A bill to allow for the harvest of gull eggs by 
the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the 
State of Alaska; and
    S. 1134, A bill to authorize the St. Croix River Crossing 
Project with appropriate mitigation measures to promote river 
values.

September 21, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-225.

    Oversight hearing to consider a recently released report by 
the National Park Service: A Call to Action: Preparing for a 
Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement.

October 19, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-224.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 544, A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and 
interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early 
years of the National Parks, and for other purposes;
    S. 1083, A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to 
designate the route of the Smoky Hill Trail, an overland trail 
across the Great Plains during pioneer days in Kansas and 
Colorado, for study for potential addition to the National 
Trails System;
    S. 1084, A bill to amend the National Trails System Act to 
designate the routes of the Shawnee Cattle Trail, the oldest of 
the major Texas Cattle Trails, for study for potential addition 
to the National Trails System, and for other purposes;
    S. 1303, A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to establish Fort Monroe National Historical Park in the 
Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes;
    S. 1325, A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in 
the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a 
unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes;
    S. 1347, A bill to establish Coltsville National Historical 
Park in the State of Connecticut, and for other purposes;
    S. 1421, A bill to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative 
Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of 
Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes;
    S. 1478, A bill to modify the boundary of the Minuteman 
Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota, 
and for other purposes; and
    S. 1537, A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to accept from the Board of Directors of the National September 
11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, 
Inc., the donation of title to The National September 11 
Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, and for other 
purposes.

November 5, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-274.

    Field hearing to examine issues affecting management of 
archaeological, cultural, and historic resources at Mesa Verde 
National Park and other units of the National Park System.

March 7, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-401.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 29, a bill to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin 
DeltaNational Heritage Area;
    S. 1150, a bill to establish the Susquehanna Gateway 
National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania;
    S. 1191, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
carry out a study regarding the suitability and feasibility of 
establishing the Naugatuck River Valley National Heritage Area 
in Connecticut;
    S. 1198, a bill to reauthorize the Essex National Heritage 
Area; S. 1215, a bill to provide for the exchange of land 
located in the Lowell National Historical Park;
    S. 1589, a bill to extend the authorization for the Coastal 
Heritage Trail in the State of New Jersey;
    S. 1708, a bill to establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone 
River Valley National Historical Park;
    S. 2131, a bill to reauthorize the Rivers of Steel National 
Heritage Area, the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area, 
and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor;
    S. 2133, a bill to reauthorize the America's Agricultural 
Heritage Partnership in the State of Iowa;
    H.R. 1141, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
study the suitability and feasibility of designating 
prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the 
National Park System; and
    H.R. 2606, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline 
facilities in the Gateway National Recreation Area, and for 
other purposes.

June 27, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-578.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 1897, a bill to amend Public Law 101-377 to revise the 
boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include 
the Gettysburg Train Station;
    S. 2158, a bill to establish the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage 
Parkway National Heritage Area;
    S. 2229, a bill to authorize the issuance of right-of-way 
permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park;
    S. 2267, a bill to reauthorize the Hudson Valley National 
Heritage Area;
    S. 2272, a bill to designate a mountain in the State of 
Alaska as Mount Denali;
    S. 2273, a bill to designate the Talkeetna Ranger Station 
in Talkeetna, Alaska, as the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger 
Station;
    S. 2286, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon 
Brook in the State of Connecticut as components of the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System;
    S. 2316, a bill to designate the Salt Pond Visitor Center 
at the Cape Cod National Seashore as the ``Thomas P. O'Neill, 
Jr. Salt Pond Visitor Center'';
    S. 2324, a bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to 
designate a segment ofthe Neches River in the State of Texas 
for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic River 
System;
    S. 2372, a bill to authorize pedestrian and motorized 
vehicular access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore 
Recreational Area;
    S. 3078, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the 
District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with 
the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the 
United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day; and
    S. 3300, a bill to establish the Manhattan Project National 
Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New 
Mexico, and Hanford, Washington.
                    Subcommittee on Water and Power

                JEANNE SHAHEEN, New Hampshire, Chairman

RON WYDEN, Oregon                    MIKE LEE, Utah
TIM JOHNSON, South Dakota            JAMES E. RISCH, Idaho
MARIA CANTWELL, Washington           DANIEL COATS, Indiana
BERNIE SANDERS, Vermont              JOHN HOEVEN, North Dakota
DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan            DEAN HELLER, Nevada
JOE MANCHIN, III, West Virginia      BOB CORKER, Tennessee

                              jurisdiction

    The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes oversight and 
legislative responsibilities for: irrigation; reclamation 
projects, including related flood control purposes; power 
marketing administrations (i.e., Bonneville Power, Southwestern 
Power, Western Area Power, Southeastern Power); energy 
development impacts on water resources; groundwater resources 
and management; hydroelectric power; low head hydro; and energy 
related aspects of deepwater ports.

                                hearings


    The Subcommittee on Water and Power held 3 legislative 
hearings and 4 oversight hearings.

May 19, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-63.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 201, a bill to clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary 
of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and 
Reservoir, and for other purposes;
    S. 333, a bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for 
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project 
involving the Little Wood River Ranch;
    S. 334, a bill to reinstate and extend the deadline for 
commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project 
involving the American Falls Reservoir;
    S. 419, the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System 
Act of 2011;
    S. 499, the Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation 
Act;
    S. 519, the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011; and
    S. 808, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United 
States and the Uintah Water Conservancy District, and for other 
purposes.

June 23, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-129.

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 500, the South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act;
    S. 715, the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act;
    S. 802, the Lake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of 2011;
    S. 997, the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract 
Extension Act;
    S. 1033, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and 
Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to participate in the City of Hermiston, 
Oregon, water recycling and reuse project, and for other 
purposes;
    S. 1047, the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Act of 2011;
    S. 1224, the Bureau of Reclamation Fish Recovery Programs 
Reauthorization Act of 2011, and
    S. 1225, the Fort Sumner Project Title Conveyance Act.

October 20, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-247.

    Oversight hearing to examine shale gas production and water 
resources in the Eastern United States.

December 8, 2011--S. Hrg. 112-268.

    Oversight hearing to receive testimony on opportunities and 
challenges to address domestic and global water supply issues.

March 12, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-389.

    Field hearing to receive testimony on specific energy and 
water policies and programs that the U.S. Department of Navy is 
implementing as it pertains to its operations and facilities.

July 25, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-564.

    Oversight hearing is to examine the role of water use 
efficiency and its impact on energy use.

September 19, 2012--S. Hrg. 112-624

    Legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following 
bills:

    S. 3265, a bill to amend the Federal Power Act to remove 
the authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to 
collect land use fees for land that has been sold, exchanged, 
or otherwise transferred from Federal ownership but that is 
subject to a power site reservation;
    H.R. 2842, Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower 
Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2012;
    S. 3464, Mni Wiconi Project Act Amendments of 2012; and
    S. 3483, Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act.
                       MEASURES ENACTED INTO LAW

    Public Law 112-45 (H.R. 489): An Act to clarify the 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to 
the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir, and for other purposes. The 
Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on the Senate 
companion measure (S. 201) on May 19, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-63. The 
Committee ordered S. 201 reported without amendment on July 14, 
2011. S. Rept. 112-48. H.R. 489 passed the House on October 3, 
2011, and was placed on the Senate Calendar on October 4, 2011. 
H.R. 489 passed the Senate on October 18, 2011, and was 
approved by the President on November 7, 2011.
    Public Law 112-46 (H.R. 765): An Act to amend the National 
Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of 
the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational 
uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area 
permits, and for other purposes. The Subcommittee on Public 
Lands and Forests held a hearing on the Senate companion 
measure (S. 382) on May 18, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-39. The Committee 
ordered S. 382 reported without amendment on July 14, 2011. S. 
Rept. 112-55. H.R. 765 passed the House on October 3, 2011, and 
was placed on the Senate Calendar on October 4, 2011. H.R. 765 
passed the Senate on October 18, 2011, and was approved by the 
President on November 7, 2011.
    Public Law 112-52 (H.R. 818): An Act to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment 
contracts between the United States and the Uintah Water 
Conservancy District. The Subcommittee on Water and Power held 
a hearing on the Senate companion measure (S. 808) on May 19, 
2011. S. Hrg. 112-63. The Committee ordered S. 808 reported 
without amendment on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-62. H.R. 818 
passed the House on October 24, 2011, and was placed on the 
Senate Calendar on October 31, 2011. H.R. 818 passed the Senate 
without amendment on November 3, 2011, and was approved by the 
President on November 9, 2011.
    Public Law 112-69 (S. 535): An Act to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within Fort 
Pulaski National Monument, and for other purposes. The 
Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing on S. 535 on May 
11, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-124. The Committee ordered the bill 
reported without amendment on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-59. 
S. 535 passed the Senate without amendment on November 2, 2011, 
passed the House on December 7, 2011, and was approved by the 
President on December 19, 2011.
    Public Law 112-70 (S. 683): An Act to provide for the 
conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Mantua, 
Utah. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests held a 
hearing on S. 683 on May 18, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-39. The 
Committee ordered the bill reported with amendments on July 14, 
2011. S. Rept. 112-60. S. 683 passed the Senate, with 
amendments on November 2, 2011, passed the House on December 7, 
2011, and was approved by the President on December 19, 2011.
    Public Law 112-72 (H.R. 470): An Act to further allocate 
and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at 
Hoover Dam, and for other purposes. The Subcommittee on Water 
and Power held a hearing on the Senate companion measure (S. 
519) on May 19, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-63. The Committee ordered S. 
519 reported with amendments on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-58. 
H.R. 470 passed the House on October 3, 2011, and was placed on 
the Senate Calendar on October 4, 2011. H.R. 470 passed the 
Senate on October 18, 2011, along with S. Con. Res. 32, 
authorizing the Clerk of the House to correct the enrollment of 
H.R. 470. The House passed S. Con. Res. 32 on December 7, 2011. 
The President approved H.R. 490 on December 27, 2011.
    Public Law 112-79 (S. 278): An Act to provide for the 
exchange of certain land located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt 
National Forests in the State of Colorado, and for other 
purposes. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests held a 
hearing on S. 278 on May 18, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-39. The 
Committee ordered S. 278 reported without amendment on July 14, 
2011. S. Rept. 112-51. S. 278 passed the Senate without 
amendment on November 2, 2011, and passed the House with an 
amendment on December 16, 2011. The Senate agreed to the House 
amendment on December 17, 2011, and the President approved the 
bill on December 23, 2011.
    Public Law 112-100 (S. 1134): An Act to authorize the St. 
Croix River Crossing Project with appropriate mitigation 
measures to promote river values. The Subcommittee on National 
Parks held a hearing on S. 1134 on July 28, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-
214. The Committee ordered the bill reported with an amendment 
on November 10, 2011. S. Rept. 112-124. S. 1134 passed the 
Senate with an amendment (No. 1468) on January 23, 2012, passed 
the House on March 1, 2012, and was approved by the President 
on March 14, 2014.
    Public Law 112-129 (H.R. 2947): An Act to provide for the 
release of the reversionary interest held by the United States 
in certain land conveyed by the United States in 1950 for the 
establishment of an airport in Cook County, Minnesota. H.R. 
2947 passed the House on April 24, 2012, and was referred to 
the Committee on April 25, 2012. The bill was discharged from 
the Committee and was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry on May 16, 2012. The Senate discharged 
the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and 
passed the bill on May 24, 2012. The President approved the 
bill on June 8, 2012.
    Public Law 112-133 (S. 292): An Act to resolve the claims 
of the Bering Straits Native Corporation and the State of 
Alaska to land adjacent to Salmon Lake in the State of Alaska 
and to provide for the conveyance to the Bering Straits Native 
Corporation of certain other public land in partial 
satisfaction of the land entitlement of the Corporation under 
the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The Subcommittee on 
Public Lands and Forests held a hearing on S. 292 on May 18, 
2011. S. Hrg. 112-39. The Committee ordered the bill reported 
with an amendment on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-52. S. 292 
passed the Senate, with an amendment, on October 18, 2011, 
passed the House on June 6, 2012, and was approved by the 
President on June 15, 2012.
    Public Law 112-137 (S. 404): An Act to modify a land grant 
patent issued by the Secretary of the Interior. The 
Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing on S. 404 on May 
11, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-124. The Committee ordered the bill 
reported without amendment on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-56. 
S. 404 passed the Senate without amendment on October 18, 2011, 
passed the House on June 18, 2012, and was approved by the 
President on June 27, 2012.
    Public Law 112-138 (S. 684): An Act to provide for the 
conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Alta, 
Utah. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests held a 
hearing on S. 684 on May 18, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-39. The 
Committee reported the bill with amendments on July 14, 2011. 
S. Rept. 112-61. S. 684 passed the Senate, with amendments, on 
November 2, 2011, passed the House on June 18, 2012, and was 
approved by the President on June 27, 2012.
    Public Law 112-139 (S. 997): An Act to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to extend a water contract between 
the United States and the East Bench Irrigation District. The 
Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on S. 997 on 
June 23, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-129. The Committee ordered the bill 
reported without amendment on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-65. 
S. 997 passed the Senate without amendment on November 2, 2011, 
passed the House on June 18, 2012, and was approved by the 
President on June 27, 2012.
    Public Law 112-164 (S. 270): An Act to direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to Deschutes 
County, Oregon. The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests 
held a hearing on S. 270 on May 18, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-39. The 
Committee ordered the bil reported with an amendment on July 
14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-49. S. 270 passed the Senate with an 
amendment on October 18, 2011, passed the House on August 1, 
2012, and was approved by the President on August 10, 2012.
    Public Law 112-165 (S. 271): An Act to require the 
Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a property conveyance 
with the city of Wallowa, Oregon, and for other purposes. The 
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests held a hearing on S. 
271 on May 18, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-39. The Committee ordered the 
bill reported with amendments on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-
50. S. 271 passed the Senate with amendments on November 2, 
2011, passed the House on August 1, 2012, and was approved by 
the President on August 10, 2012.
    Public Law 112-182 (H.R. 2240): An Act to authorize the 
exchange of land or interest in land between Lowell National 
Historical Park and the city of Lowell in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, and for other purposes. The Subcommittee on 
National Parks held a hearing on the Senate companion measure 
(S. 1215) on March 7, 2012. S. Hrg. 112-401. H.R. 2240 passed 
the House on April 26, 2012, was placed on the Senate Calendar 
on May 8, 2012, passed the Senate on September 22, 2012, and 
was approved by the President on October 5, 2012.
    Public Law 112-197 (H.R. 2606): An Act to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to allow the construction and 
operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the Gateway 
National Recreation Area, and for other purposes. H.R. 2606 
passed the House on February 7, 2012, and was referred to the 
Committee on February 9, 2012. The Subcommittee on National 
Parks held a hearing on the bill on March 7, 2012. S. Hrg. 112-
401. The Senate discharged the Committee and passed H.R. 2606 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 2869) on 
September 22, 2012. The House agreed to the Senate amendment on 
November 14, 2012, and the President approved the bill on 
November 27, 2012.
    Public Law 112-244 (H.R. 3263): An Act to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to allow the storage and conveyance 
of nonproject water at the Norman project in Oklahoma, and for 
other purposes. The Subcommittee on Water and Power held a 
hearing on the Senate companion measure (S.802) on June 23, 
2011. S. Hrg. 112-129. The Committee ordered S. 802 reported 
without amendment on November 10, 2011. S. Rept. 112-117. H.R. 
3263 passed the House on June 5, 2012, passed the Senate on 
December 30, 2012, and was approved by the President on January 
10, 2013.
    Public Law 112-245 (H.R. 3641): An Act to establish 
Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a unit of 
the National Park System, and for other purposes. The 
Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing on the Senate 
companion measure (S. 161) on May 11, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-124. 
H.R. 3641 passed the House on July 31, 2012, passed the Senate 
on December 30, 2012, and was approved by the President on 
January 10, 2013.
    Public Law 112-259 (S. 925): An Act to designate Mt. Andrea 
Lawrence. The Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing on 
S. 925 on July 28, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-214. The Senate discharged 
the Committee and passed the bill without amendment on October 
18, 2011. S. 925 passed the House on December 20, 2012, and was 
approved by the President on January 10, 2013.
    Public Law 112-268 (H.R. 4606): An Act to authorize the 
issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in 
Glacier National Park, and for other purposes. The Subcommittee 
on National Parks held a hearing on the Senate companion 
measure (S. 2229) on June 27, 2012. S. Hrg. 112-578. H.R. 4606 
passed the House on December 17, 2012, passed the Senate on 
January 2, 2013, and was approved by the President on January 
14, 2013.
    Public Law 112-270 (H.R. 6060): An Act to amend Public Law 
106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado 
and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2019. 
The Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on the 
Senate companion measure (S. 1224) on June 23, 2011. S. Hrg. 
112-129. H.R. 6060 passed the House on September 19, 2012, and 
was referred to the Committee on September 20, 2012. The Senate 
discharged the Committee and passed the bill without amendment 
on January 1, 2013. The President approved the bill on January 
14, 2013.
    In addition, two bills that were referred to the Committee 
were enacted as part of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112-239:
    S. 99, a bill to promote the production of molybdenum-99 in 
the United States for medical isotope production, and to 
condition and phase out the export of highly enriched uranium 
for the production of medial isotopes. The Committee held a 
hearing on S. 99 on February 1, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-4. The 
Committee ordered the bill reported, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, on April 12, 2011. S. Rept. 112-17. The 
Senate passed the bill with an amendment (No. 1223) on November 
17, 2011. The text of S. 99 was subsequently offered as an 
amendment (No. 3208) to the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2013 (S. 3254). The Senate adopted the 
amendment on December 3, 1012, and it was enacted as subtitle F 
of title XXXI of Public Law 112-239.
    S. 883, a bill to authorize National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. 
to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of 
Columbia to honor free persons and slaves who fought for 
independence, liberty, and justice for all during the American 
Revolution. The Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing 
on S. 883 on July 28, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-214. The Committee 
ordered the bill reported without amendment on November 10, 
2011. S. Rept. 112-118. The text of S. 883 was offered as an 
amendment (No. 3276) to the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2013 (S. 3254). The Senate adopted the 
amendment on December 3, 2012, and it was enacted as section 
2860 of Public Law 112-239.
    In addition, Public Law 112-210 (H.R. 6582), an Act to 
allow for innovations and alternative technologies that meet or 
exceed desired energy efficiency goals, and to make technical 
corrections to existing Federal energy efficiency laws to allow 
American manufacturers to remain competitive, contained several 
provisions drawn from S. 398, a bill to amend the Energy Policy 
and Conservation Act to improve the energy efficiency of 
certain appliances and equipment, and for other purposes, and 
S. 1000, a bill to promote energy savings in residential and 
commercial buildings and industry, and for other purposes. The 
Committee held a hearing on S. 398 on March 10, 2011, S. Hrg. 
112-10, and on S. 1000 on June 9, 2011. S. Hrg. 112-273. The 
Committee ordered S. 398 reported on April 2, 2011, S. Rept. 
112-18, and S. 1000 reported on July 14, 2011. S. Rept. 112-71. 
The House passed H.R. 6582 on December 4, 2012, and the Senate 
passed it without reference to the Committee on December 6, 
2012. The President signed H.R. 6582 on December 18, 2012.